National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

May 9, 2016

National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to 

physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available in communities across the country. From May 8 -14, Haywood Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association for National Hospital Week and honor the hard work, commitment and dedication of the men and women who are the heart of our hospital.

National Hospital Week also commends the many contributions that hospitals make in big cities, small towns and rural regions across the United States each day. For example, Haywood Regional Medical Center provides more than just healthcare services close to home. It is an integral part of our community’s economic health, providing jobs for 973 individuals, offering important health education courses for the community, and providing $1.2 million in charity care in 2015.

“We consider it a privilege to serve the healthcare needs of the greater Haywood county area and we are continuously looking for new ways to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Harold Siglar, Interim CEO. “Each day, our staff strives to enhance quality care and patient safety; expand the services we provide to better meet the needs of the community; improve our patients’ healthcare experiences; and reach out to people in need. We are proud of what we do – both within our hospital walls and outside of them – to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of our region.”

Over the course of the past year, Haywood Regional Medical Center has launched a Nurse Residency program to hire top nursing graduates and has recruited new primary care physicians and specialists into the area, reducing the outmigration of patients so they can get the care they need here at home. In addition, the hospital is now collaborating with Duke to bring Clinical Engagement teams here to Haywood for topics including Glycemic Control and Clinical Ethics.

“We want to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said Siglar. “We are so thankful to the men and women who work at Haywood Regional Medical Center for delivering high quality, compassionate care each and every day. It’s an honor to work alongside such an exemplary team, and I hope the community will join me in celebrating all of our dedicated employees during this special week.”